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Thursday
05
APR

Alaska Business Forum: Construction & Gasline Update

08:00
09:30

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The construction trade is Alaska's third largest industry, paying the second highest wages, and employing more than 16,000 workers with a payroll over $1 billion. The industry is a large reflection of how the economy is changing and therefore it is essential to keep building and repairing necessary infrastructure laying the groundwork for the future. Hear about what’s ahead in this important economic sector in Alaska.

On a related topic, we will also hear about Alaska’s efforts to develop and construct a gasline, with the aim of maximizing the benefit of Alaska’s vast North Slope natural gas resources. This project has the potential to stimulate significant economic activity in Alaska and beyond – but it is by no means guaranteed. Learn about the potential and challenges of this exciting project.

Speakers:
Jim St. George, President, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Alaska
Larry Persily, Former Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Projects